WINDHOEK, 25 APR– Last Friday, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) through its Corporate Social Investment initiative took a step further in complimenting the efforts of the Namibian Government in assisting some marginalised communities. NWR Managing Director, Mrs Zelna Hengari, with the assistance of some of her close friends, contributed to the Hai-//om San, Ovatue and Ovatjimba communities 60 bags of clothing in addition to some linen and towels from NWR. The total value of the donation is N$ 300 000.
During the handover ceremony that took place at the Gross Barmen Resort, Mrs Hengari said that “it is my hope, Honourable Chiefs, that the most deserving people in your communities will benefit from this gesture. I am fully aware that there is more we can do as corporates to assist the less privileged members of our society. As NWR, we shall continue to look at ways on how we can make meaningful contributions to our less privileged countrymen and women”. It was during the same occasion that, the Deputy Director for Marginalised Community Development in the Office of the Vice President, Mr Gerson Kamatuka, also received 20 bags of clothing, some linen and towels for other marginalised communities within the Omaheke region.
Mrs Fransiska Nghitila, NWR Environmental and Compliance Specialist who was at the forefront in realising the event added that, “the current donation we are making should be seen as part of our other efforts in uplifting our marginalised communities. For instance, earlier this year, ten youth from Hai-//om San and Ovatjimba communities were sent for a one-year training course at a Hospitality training College in South Africa.
While at the same time, NWR has given employment opportunities to at least 46 people with Hai-//om San background”. In conclusion, Mrs Nghitila said that “its efforts like these that catalyse the integration of marginalised communities in the mainstream economy and we are pleased to be part of such efforts”.